When you are looking for a new home, it’s important to consider not only your needs, but the needs of your fur babies, and any fur babies you are considering bringing into your family in the future. There is a lot of advice for homeowners with pets out there. So, sorting through it all can prove quite a challenge. Our guide breaks down just the most important points for you to keep in mind.
You should be thinking about:
If you have a puppy, or are thinking about adopting one, you are probably conscious of the fact that accidents happen. This is also something to be mindful of if you have an older dog, or a dog with anxiety. If this is the case:
Cats are considered low maintenance pets, but they still benefit from having an enriching environment. Also, they value their privacy at certain times of day and when partaking in certain activities.
When you are touring homes, think about places your cat could hang out, whether there is a large window to let in sunlight for them to lay in, and a view of wildlife like birds or squirrels to keep them entertained.
You love your fur babies and want to keep them safe. So it’s important to consider what potential dangers there are in a new home like:
It’s good to understand your pet’s behaviors in order to predict what may happen if they do manage to escape. Do they hide in small spaces? Are they likely to stray far? What treats might coax them out of hiding?
Your pets an important part of your family, so don’t be afraid to mention them to your C21 realtor when you are discussing your needs. Ask in advance if dogs are welcome when you tour properties and find out if pets have lived on the property before. You may find out that someone has already solved the problem of where your cat should poop and has installed a cat door for that very purpose!
We love pets at Century 21 Peak and would love to hear about their needs as we guide you through the homebuying process. In addition to advice for homeowners with pets, we provide a fully-tailored experience to always match your homebuying goals.